Order Guide
Visitor Guide
Maps

Rich Agricultural Lands, Historic Wonders, & Outstanding Outdoor Recreation

Oroville has all the vistas of a mountain town without the pesky altitude. Nestled among the Sutter Buttes, Oroville was an early gold mining camp and home to hundreds of ambitious miners along the Feather River. In 1968 Lake Oroville was created, and almost overnight the town in the Buttes became one of California’s most recognized recreation areas. 

The city of Chico is a testament to community spirit. In 1860, General John Bidwell founded Chico on a portion of his 28,000-acre ranch. To encourage the development of a quality community, he donated land to anyone willing to build a house, church, or any other public structure and, in 1887, gave land for the development of an agriculture college. As part of the effort to create their ideal city, the General and his wife funded Bidwell Park, now the largest municipal park west of the Mississippi River. California State University Chico developed from that early agricultural college and has helped shape the thriving community. 

Paradise is no fable, it’s a short drive from Chico: a haven just out of the reach of the valley fog but below the heavy snows of the Sierra. Its quiet residential streets are home to those who found exactly what they were looking for. Gold played an important part of the community’s history, including the 1859 discovery of the largest nugget ever found in California, weighing 54 pounds! Paradise has also become known for its friendly community and fine collection of antique shops. 

For further information contact the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce, Butte County Cultural Tourism or Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
Bidwell State Historic Park in Chico, California, is the largest municipal park west of the Mississippi River. The Bidwell Mansion was the home of General John Bidwell and his wife Annie. Tours of the Bidwell Mansion are available.
Lake Oroville
Lake Oroville is the second largest reservoir in California, formed by the Oroville Dam crossing the Feather River. The lake is a hub for boating and fishing enthusiasts and offers camping, biking and hiking trails, and equestrian activities. Boat rentals include everything from kayaks to houseboats.
Chico State University
In 1887, General John Bidwell donated a portion of his 28,000-acre ranch for the development of an agriculture college, Chico State University.
+ Filter Results
12345Next
2858
39696 Hwy. 70
Quincy, CA 95971
530-238-0555
A popular destination for snowmobilers, this trail leads to the top of Mt. Ararat and offers large open spaces and spectacular views.This trail begins near Lookout Rock at the intersection of the Cutoff/Lookout Rock Trail and Willow Creek Trail.  Ararat Loop ends where it intersects Willow Creek Trail.  A short cross-country detour off this route will lead you to the top o
Butte County
2854
39696 Hwy. 70
Quincy, CA 95971
530-238-0555
This is one of the main access routes into the Bucks Lake Trails.Big Creek Trail begins at the Big Creek Staging Area and ends where it intersects the Bucks Summit/Four Trees route.  This is one of the main access routes into the Bucks Lake Trails.  This route and the Big Creek Staging Area serve as primar
Butte County
2853
39696 Hwy. 70
Quincy, CA 95971
530-238-0555
This is the main route offering connections to many of the loop trails and provides access to the resorts at Bucks Lake.This trail begins at the Bucks Summit Staging area and ends at the Four Trees Warming Hut.  This is the main route offering connections to many of the loop trails and provides access to the resorts at Bucks Lake.  These resorts offer the only
Butte County
2832
204 West Alma Street
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
530-926-4511
Snowshoers of all abilities can enjoy this easy route along the pleasantly graded and easily discernible extension of the highway to Panther Meadow. Snowshoers of all abilities can enjoy this easy route along the pleasantly graded and easily discernible extension of the highway to Panther Meadow. Wandering in and out of red fir forest, the route offers exceptional scenery along the way, culminating in
Butte County
2860
39696 Hwy. 70
Quincy, CA 95971
530-238-0555
This trail is a loop off the Gravel Range loop offering backcountry travel away from the crowds.This trail is a loop off the Gravel Range loop offering backcountry travel away from the crowds.
Butte County
2855
39696 Hwy. 70
Quincy, CA 95971
530-238-0555
Scenic views of the Sierras and the Feather River Canyon are visible at several spots along the last segment between Big Creek Trail and Lookout Rock along this trail.This trail begins 0.2 miles west of Bucks Summit Staging Area and ends near Lookout Rock at the intersection of Aararat Loop and Willow Creek Trail.  The first segment of the trail serves as a link between the Bucks Summit/Four Trees Trail and Big
Butte County
2833
0
530-595-4444
If snowshoers are able to reach the Devastated Area, they can chart their own path across the winter landscape, enjoying a continuous view of the northeast side of Lassen Peak. If snowshoers are able to reach the Devastated Area, they can chart their own path across the winter landscape, enjoying a continuous view of the northeast side of Lassen Peak. Most of the winter, an 11-mile journey from Manzanita Lake up the Lassen Park
Butte County
2834
CA 0
530-595-4444
During the spring season, the snow-covered Lassen Park Road offers an easy route from the Devastated Area to Summit Lake. During the spring season, the snow-covered Lassen Park Road offers an easy route from the Devastated Area to Summit Lake. The route of the roadway is easily discernible and the grade of the climb never exceeds moderate. 
Butte County
2835
0
530-595-4444
The view from the summit of 7968-foot Diamond Peak has to rank as one of the best park vistas so close to a trailhead during the winter season. Much of the terrain in the south end of Lassen Park provides great scenery without the obstruction of dense forests. The view from the summit of 7968-foot Diamond Peak has to rank as one of the best park vistas so close to a trailhead during the winter…
Butte County
2190
Hwy 162
Lake Oroville, CA 95965
530-365-7500
The Feather River Scenic Byway follows the North Fork of the Feather River into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The route is one of California’s earliest routes over the Sierra’s, providing the lowest elevation highway crossing during major winter storms. The byway traverses the northern Sierra Nevada and ends near the Nevada border, making it unique in its botanical and cultural diversity.The byway begins in the Lake Oroville area of Butte County. Lake Oroville, created by…
Butte County
12345Next
Showing results 1 to 10 of 59
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500 | (F) 530-365-1258
Things to Do | Wine & Dine | Events | Planning | Stay | Regions | Partners | Media | About Us | Contact Us
Website Developed by Drozian Webworks